Official Languages Day: Our languages, a window to the world (FON4-E02)

Product code: FON4-E02

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September 14, 2023


1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

Bilingual, with interpretation in both official languages. American Sign Language and langue des signes québécoise interpretation will be provided. Communication access real-time translation (CART) services will be provided.

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels; open to the general public



Official Languages Day is a time to celebrate Canada's linguistic diversity and cultural heritage, and serves to reflect the rich cultures prevalent across the country.

In recognition of Official Languages Day, this event highlights the importance of Canada's official languages in helping shape our national identity and building relationships with the wider world. The event will explore how languages serve as windows to different realities and opportunities for people to discover and share knowledge.

In a spirit of sharing and respect, participants will learn about little-known Canadian realities aimed at developing their sense of belonging and commitment. Cultural and musical performances by Canadian artists will be included as part of this event.

This event is organized jointly with the Council of the Network of Official Languages Champions, in collaboration with the Linguistic Duality Network and other partners.

For more related information, please visit the following GCwiki page.


  • Isabelle Mondou, Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage, and Champion of the Official Languages Community
  • Daniel Quan-Watson, Deputy Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Raymond Théberge, Official Languages Commissioner of Canada
  • Alex Pettem, Executive assistant Y4Y Québec
  • Amanda Lowe Warnakalusuriya, Musician and program agent, Canada Council for the Arts
  • Maxime Lê, Consultant in Health Communication
  • Peter Noel, Student, Molecular and Translational Medicine


  • Sabine Daniel, TV Producer and Host
Date modified: 2023-03-20